Dream Symbol: body of water

body of water

A body of water such as an ocean, lake, etc. can represent:

  • The context of your life—meaning the setting and situations within which the your life takes place—"your world"
  • The unknown or a huge, deep area that you feel holds secrets

You swimming or floating in a body of water can represent freedom from your usual limitations or stresses.

A body of water rising over your head, or you being pulled under water, can represent a feeling of overwhelm in real life.

A calm body of water can represent peace or relaxation.

Water that is flowing or changing shape can represent change in the dreamer's life—possibly out of the dreamer's control.

See also: swimming flow or river aquarium canal wet water flood fountain underwater pier jetty or breakwater pool wave

Category(s): Places Objects

Using this Dream Dictionary

Tips to Understand Dream Meaning

Dream symbol meanings are different for each person. It's IMPORTANT to consider:

  • Personal meaning - What the dream symbol means to you, what it reminds you of, how it makes you feel.
  • Context - How the dream symbol appears in the dream. For example, in a dream about a bee - what was the bee doing, how and where it was doing it, and how did you feel about it?
  • Look beyond the obvious - A dream is often about something other than its obvious meaning. Physical events in the dream commonly represent mental or emotional matters.

What Does Your Dream Mean?

About Dream Symbols

This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. A dream symbol often means something different in different dreams. There is no standard meaning of a dream symbol or dream that is accurate for all dreams. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary.


IMPORTANT: This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. There is no single "standard meaning" of a dream symbol or dream. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary. I am not a therapist. If you are experiencing physical or psychological problems, or if you are distressed, consult a medical professional.